Meaning of FABRICATE in English


fab ‧ ri ‧ cate /ˈfæbrɪkeɪt/ BrE AmE verb [transitive]

1 . to invent a story, piece of information etc in order to deceive someone:

The police were accused of fabricating evidence.


Fabricate is used mainly in writing, for example in journalism and legal contexts. In everyday English, people usually say make something up :

They accused him of making the whole thing up.

2 . technical to make or produce goods or equipment SYN manufacture :

The discs are expensive to fabricate.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.